Meet our Auctioneer, Ken Patterson! Ken joined J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. in 1995 and specializes in auctions and residential real estate. His expertise lies not only in land and real estate but also in antiques, farm equipment, as well as general personal property auctions.
Q&A with Ken Patterson
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on a farm in Harper county then relocated to Anthony. I attended Hazelton High School and graduated in 1962 then went on to Hutchinson Community College on Track Scholarship.
How many siblings do you have?
What is the best meal your mom prepares?
Chicken Noodles & Fried Chicken
When you graduated high school, what were your future plans?
To be a teacher, I taught for 17 years.
Did you attend a university? If so, which one and what did you study?
When did you decide you wanted to be in real estate? Was there something or someone who influenced you?
My auctioneering interest started in 1978 thanks to Bill Starks, of Anthony, KS.
When and where did you attend auctioneer school?
Mason City, Iowa in 1978
Is there a strategy to auctioneers talking so fast?
Rhythm, practice & knowledge.
It seems most auctioneers have a signature style or technique. Has anyone ever told you what you style or technique is?
Clear, compassionate, and honest.
Tell us about your family
My wife Paula, she has three Children. Erica is a mother of 3, office staff member living in Wichita, KS. Celena a mother of 4, works in a dental office and lives in Wichita, KS. Adam, works with FedEx. I have 5 children – all grown, from Alabama to Lawrence, KS. Keri, a beautician in Lawrence, KS and mother of 4. Keela, an office manager for 26 years and lives in Lawrence, KS. Her husband Greg is an attorney and they have 2 children. Kiley, a contract supervisor of a large construction company for 20 years and has 2 children. Seth is an auctioneer, firefighter, and nurse (Currently serving in New York City Covid-19 Pandemic with critically ill patients). He is married to Anna with 3 children in Alabama. Rachel, is a dental hygienist who lives in Wichita, KS with one son.
What would you consider to be your hobbies?
Antiques & Collections
If you were stranded on a deserted island and were allowed three items aside from survival gear what would they be?
Bible, Note Pads, and Pens
What is your middle name?
Ken (Gary Ken Patterson)
What did you do prior to joining J.P. Weigand & Sons?
JL Byler Realty 3 years, Ken Patterson Auction Realty 6 years, Theuer Action Realty 4 years, Brazle Auction Realty 3 years, J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc 25 years.